Well….I’m pretty much convinced that my 13-month-old has just turned 2 on me. At this point, I’m literally dealing with fall-on-the-floor-screaming-hitting-and-rolling-all-over-the-place tantrums. If I tell him no, he actually smacks me as hard as he can while screaming in a terrible, gutteral (is that a word?) sounding screech. These things happen for a number of reasons, but for example, I may have told him he cannot bite into a huge wax candle, he can’t eat my serving of food when he’s already eaten what’s equal to practically three adult servings of his own food, or he can’t chew on a rock. Or, maybe his sippy cup ran out of water. Or, I dared to walk away from him to put a dish in the dishwasher. He is still such a joy in my life – but I have to admit that I’m a bit stumped on how to handle these outbursts. For the most part, I just let him throw his tantrum while maintaining that he cannot have/eat/do the thing he wanted. I’m not sure what else I can do.
The happy news is that he’s getting better and better at walking! I love watching him as he tries to keep his balance. It’s amazing to witness such an important time of growth. Most everyone learns to walk – but it feels like such a miracle when I watch my son take a couple of steps, wobble, put his hands out to steady himself, and continue to walk. I marvel at his commitment despite how many times he falls. What a cool thing!
Oh, and I promised I’d let you know how dinner turned out last night. It can be summed up in one simple word: scrumtrulescent. No, just kidding. How about AMAZING? It was delicious. It was perfect. We loved it. Ryan was skeptical because it was labeled a “vegan” dish, but oooh he liked it. I heartily recommend that you try that recipe (see below). It’s insanely good.